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Carluccio's - Islington

#5,136 of 17,734 Restaurants in London
#5,518 of 18,659 Places to Eat in London
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305-307 Upper Street, London N1 2TU, England
+44 20 7359 8167
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely family-friendly restaurant in the heart of Islington

I have been here often with family and it never fails to please. Brilliant kids menu - pick something like lasagna or mix-and-match pasta with sauce. For adults, there is a broad range of Italian food to choose from. Staff are friendly, helpful and good with kids. Food is delicious. Could not ask... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have been here often with family and it never fails to please. Brilliant kids menu - pick something like lasagna or mix-and-match pasta with sauce. For adults, there is a broad range of Italian food to choose from. Staff are friendly, helpful and good with kids. Food is delicious. Could not ask for anything better! ;-))

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I stopped here while wandering through Islington one day. There seems to be one wonderful Mediterranean place after another.on Upper Street and this restaurant/deli will not disappoint. Lunch here is creative and tasty with an Italian emphasis. Plenty of choice from the menu here. Presentation is important and each dish is lovely to look at and easy to enjoy.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I enjoyed an evening meal with my boyfriend here; both our starters were delicious and the staff had been very pleasant and helpful. We ordered the steak for two which took a long time to arrive. When it did, the potatoes were lovely but the steak was incredibly chewy and seemed low-quality. I wouldn't recommend the food after this. We... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Carluccio's is getting a touch passe, but is still normally a very good location for a reliable meal at a reasonable (although not great value) price. However, I found this branch to lack the level of service and attention to detail of other branches I have visited. There was nothing that stands out as bad, just everything felt below expectation.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was passing by Carluccio's yesterday , and I came for the lunch. I chose 3 courses from the set menu for £14.50. Food was to a good standard and really tasty. (maybe the portions could've been a little more generous). The waiter was a guy - very helpful and fiendly , after my lovely food I went to the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

As I approached the restaurant, I seemed to recognise someone sitting at one of the tables outside. As I grew closer, realised I was right - Signor Carluccio himself, forced to sit outside his own restaurant because he still smokes, poor man. He returned my smile, perhaps thinking he knew me (he doesn't) I had a Goats Cheese Salad, which... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Me and my partner visited this restaurant for lunch. The food is very average and to be honest the menu selection is very limited. When we were given the menu it took a vast amount of time to decide what to eat just because the menu lacks excitement. My partner ordered the mushroom pasta. She really is a lover of... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Fab breakfast, a little pricey but lovely surroundings. Well worth a breaky visit. Staff are friendly and helpful

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London, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My nine-year-old is a huge fan of Carluccio's. Me, not so much. But I have to say this visit has made me think again. Online booking worked smoothly, the staff were wonderfully helpful and attentive throughout, the drinks menu is imaginative, and there was something delicious for everyone from my youngest child to my 80-year-old mother. A big thank you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Carluccio's is Carluccio's - you know what to expect - good food in a nice atmosphere. The Angel branch is the best one I've been to (and I've been to a lot of them!).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305-307 Upper Street, London N1 2TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7359 8167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

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